New Sunstone Site Integrates PCB Design, Quoting Tools PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Buetow   
Tuesday, 18 February 2014 08:44

MULINO, OR -- Sunstone Circuits today launched a new corporate website aimed at easing the path from printed circuit board design to fabrication. The new site integrates design and ordering tools, and easier navigation, the company said.

Specifically, Sunstone has integrated its PCB123 design tool with its proprietary ValueProto ordering process. The Quickturn pricing form has been simplified as well. "For the PCB123 user community, ordering from ValueProto for some designs is an ideal choice when fabrication requirements are for small quantities of two-layer boards, or for projects that do not require the 24-hour quickturn expedited build times traditional to PCB123," Sunstone said in a press release.

Sunstone also introduced a nanocoating option to its stencils offering. Nanocoating, which has been show to improve solder paste printing, is applied by Sunstone to the contact side of the stencil prior to shipment, making the stencil ready to use right out of the box. This coating is recommended for fine pitch QFNs, fine pitch ICs, micro BGAs, and 0201 component types.

“We asked design engineers what would make their lives easier, when they go online to order PCBs. It was through this research and customer feedback that we were able to design a site that is not only cleaner and easier to navigate, but saves the designer time and money,” said Sunstone CEO Terry Heilman. “For over 40 years, Sunstone has been committed to helping design engineers build their prototypes faster and ultimately have their finished products more quickly and with less effort. We are confident that through these new offerings, customers will notice the Sunstone difference in the marketplace. Our new website is just one more way that Sunstone continues to lead the industry, from project quote to PCB delivery.”

The new site also includes video, technical papers and other information aimed at helping designers, the company said.



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